Former judge says secret FISA court is independent but 'needs an adversary'

  • by: STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON — A former federal judge who served on a secret court overseeing the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs said Tuesday the panel is independent but flawed because only the government's side is represented effectively in its deliberations.

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